The eternal rewards (Continued)
We have been looking at the joys we received and enjoy while working for the Lord and also those that awaits us in heaven. God pays double wages! Please quickly consider:
THE HELP WE RECEIVE BY MEDITATING UPON THE HOPE OF A HEAVENLY AND ETERNAL REWARD
IN OUR AFFLICTIONS: "For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory," 2 Cor 4:17.
IN OUR SUFFERING: "But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy," 1 Peter 4:13.
IN OUR FAINTING: "Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy," Jude 1:24.
Amongst the every last words the Saviour uttered to His Church, we find these: "And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be," Revelation 22:12.
Heaven is a glorious land of in which we will spend eternity ENJOYING the rewards of labouring for the Saviour in His Vineyard!
"Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord," 1 Cor 15:58. What a glorious reward awaits the faithful labourers! "Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world," Matthew 25:34.
We will return to the main text of the parable next assembly and consider the responses of the two sons and how, though they appear very different, they are the same at the first!